Contextual Hoops and Hurdles: Workplace Conditions in Secondary Physical Education

Stroot, Sandra A.; Collier, Connie; O'Sullivan, Mary; England, Kathy
July 1994
Journal of Teaching in Physical Education;Jul1994, Vol. 13 Issue 4, p342
Academic Journal
The article presents a study of physical education teachers in 11 high schools in the U.S. to examine several factors including the importance of workplace conditions and environment. The study included 3 men and 8 women of which 7 (3 men and 4 women) were also coaches. Data were collected from a questionnaire used to elicit information about the educators perception of their dual roles as secondary physical education teachers and sports coaches. Formal and informal, both individual and group, interviews were also conducted. Also used were teacher reflective journals and field notes. The survey data were analyzed using descriptive statistics. Interviews were audiotaped and transcribed verbatim.


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